Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge: Roseate Spoonbills

Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge is another wonderful wilderness area protected thanks to Teddy Roosevelt. The refuge was once home to Mexican Gray Wolves and Grizzly Bears though long since gone. However, pronghorn still remain in small numbers along with coyotes, javelinas, and mule deer.

Once the monsoon rains begin and for a couple months after small "lakes" occur. During that time birds -- especially migrating waterbirds, stop to rest and eat.

A few days ago there were reports of three Roseate Spoonbills on Aguirre Lake. So, Christine and I headed out to see if we could find them. While it was a good day birding, the Spoonbills were no where to be found.

However, we returned the next day and found 4 Roseate Spoonbills. Here are some photos:


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